Accountant II (3272) in Itasca, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Itasca, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2019

Job Description

Provides timely information for the manufacturing and distribution operations to meet corporate requirements and guide effective business decisions to deliver profitable growth. This position reports to the Accounting Manager.

ITW CCNA offers a broad range of professional grade anchoring tools and fasteners for numerous construction applications. Our products include structural wood fasteners (GRK Fasteners™), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), self-drilling screws (Teks®) and drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®). Our products are trusted by industry professionals and each brand is the market leader in its respective category in terms of quality, performance and ease of use.

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations for specified general ledger accounts
  • Perform day-to-day general ledger accounting, financial reporting & analysis for assigned functional areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper record retention of accounting documents
  • Research and resolve divisional inquiries from corporate or external partners.
  • Participate in the development, enhancement and monitoring of company internal controls.
  • Ensure company policies are being followed as well as implementation of new controls as they arise.
  • Involvement in special projects & requests to drive business simplification/improvement and implement accounting best practices
  • Supports audit request requirements
Competencies:

Resilient Contributor – Approach change positively and adjust quickly when faced with changes in work responsibilities, processes, or environment.  Handle stress appropriately and maintain effective performance when facing pressure or opposition.

Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks with a high level of detail for all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; maintaining quality of output over time.

Information Coordinator – Manage one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently and on schedule.  Organize information and then communicate it to individuals or groups.  Check for errors and omissions in information outputs and correct them.

Continuous Learning/Self-Starter – Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Teamwork – Works cooperatively with others to accomplish group goals.  Help a team achieve its goals by sharing information, involving team members in decisions, and demonstrating commitment to the team.  Anticipate problems or opportunities and take immediate action to address them. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience. CPA certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and strong business and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, financial report writers, business intelligence systems (e.g., Cognos, is a plus)
  • Minimal travel required
Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms and regularly required to walk.  The employee must be able to lift and move files/binders that weigh up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Position requires some local travel and which may involve overnight stay.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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